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Parkes Shire

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.4% of the resident workforce of Parkes Shire were unemployed in 2011, compared to 6.3% in New South Wales.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in Parkes Shire go to the Unemployment page.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2011 – by usual residence

Characteristics of the unemployed
Parkes Shire20162011Change
NameNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Key statistics--------------
Total persons468100.0100.0312100.0100.0+156
Unemployment rate--7.46.3--4.994.1+2.5%
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years17337.033.17724.72.1+96
25 - 54 years23249.652.918459.03.4+48
55 - 64 years6213.212.34213.50.7+20
65 years and over71.51.851.60.1+2
Looking for--------------
Full-time work30465.055.021267.93.7+92
Part-time work16134.445.09229.52.5+69
Bachelor or higher degree194.120.4144.51.0+5
Advanced diploma or diploma194.
Certificate level11324.118.46922.11.1+44
No qualifications30164.349.620064.13.3+101
Highest level of schooling--------------
Year 1213328.457.17423.73.2+59
Year 115612.08.23410.90.5+22
Under Year 1026957.532.318759.92.4+82
Education institute attending--------------
Not Attending38582.370.425481.44.5+131
Secondary school204.36.372.20.3+13
Field of qualification--------------
Natural and Physical Sciences00.01.700.00.10
Information Technology71.
Engineering and Related Technologies214.56.8165.10.4+5
Architecture and Building91.92.372.20.2+2
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies102.
Management and Commerce469.813.5227.10.8+24
Society and Culture153.27.1154.80.40
Creative Arts40.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services173.
Mixed Field Programmes00.
Other characteristics--------------
Speaks a language other than English at home173.635.5123.81.9+5
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 201671.512.9--------
Has internet access at home33070.585.919863.55.1+132
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)14430.827.511637.21.8+28

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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